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Originally Posted by sausageson;15330627 
Its funny how people on this site rip COD apart for this very reason, yet valve is allowed a free pass. While the source engine has aged well, it does look obsolete compared to newer engines today.

Was thinking the same but source engine is so smooth tho.
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They just need to fix alt+tab. I would be nice if it looked better but that is the main feature I want. An alt+tab that works.
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^not sure what you are talking about. alt-tab works fine for portal 2.
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I don't care what engine it's on, just give us Half Life 2 EP:3, Half Life 3, a comic book, something to finish off the cliff hanger they've started!
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Valve makes up for graphics (which honestly isnt that bad at all) with good art direction, good usage of the polygons and colours, and just drop-dead awesome innovative gameplay, which is just pure fun.
    
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Originally Posted by PrototypeT800;15337118 
They just need to fix alt+tab. I would be nice if it looked better but that is the main feature I want. An alt+tab that works.
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Originally Posted by james8;15337176 
^not sure what you are talking about. alt-tab works fine for portal 2.


True, it works exceptionally well, never had a problem doing it numerous times, but it's true they still haven't fixed the problem in the older games. I know I can't successfully alt-tab out of Half-Life 2. When they released the game with improved graphics last year on the occasion of the Mac platform launch, they could have addressed this.
 
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Valve makes up for graphics (which honestly isnt that bad at all) with good art direction, good usage of the polygons and colours, and just drop-dead awesome innovative gameplay, which is just pure fun.

Very true. +1

+ storyline
+ physics
+ facial animation
 
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I would prefer to see Valve and gaming developers move away from DX9 and time to materialize DX11, its 2011, not 2004, they are the ones holding back the gaming industry, and its a shame that not a lot of games are taking advantage of PC hardware today.
    
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They just need to fix alt+tab. I would be nice if it looked better but that is the main feature I want. An alt+tab that works.

Advanced launch options > -window -noborder

GG.
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Originally Posted by Blurzz;15330692 
Valve made an engine that almost anyone can run while still looking great. Not to mention, why would they need to invest the time to just make a new engine when they can just keep updating their current one.

I would imagine they have been updating the engine around their hardware survey, not around the latest and greatest.

We don't know anything about this new engine why does everyone automatically dismiss without knowing anything about it? ...could be great.
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